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Food Standards Agency

  1. Horse Meat in a Little Frozen Food Doesn’t Mean All Frozen Food Has a Little Horse Meat, Says U.K. Food Agency

    There's been something of a fuss of late over horse meat being found in frozen foods in the United Kingdom. In some parts of the world, horse meat's a perfectly acceptable thing to dine on, but it's considered taboo in many others. In addition to that, there are certain rules and regulations that require food to be accurately labelled. Calling something that's between 60% and 100% horse meat "beef" is misleading at best. Even so, the U.K.'s Food Standards Agency assures us all that just because horse meat was found in a little frozen food, it doesn't mean all frozen food has a little horse meat.

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  2. Scientists are Making Gelatin From Human DNA

    A paper published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry has made known that there have been successful experiments in which human genes were inserted into yeast in order to grow "large amounts" of human gelatin. The journal's publisher, the American Chemical Society, feels that the human gene gelatin could become a substitute for all of the animal-derived gelatin being used in common products, like marshmallows and candy. One can't help but feel that replacing animal parts with genetically grown human bits isn't exactly the next logical step for which animal rights groups have hoped.

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